Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense has left Washington concluding his official visit to the United States of America on his way home.
During the visit, he held meetings with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a number of other US officials to discuss bilateral relations.
The meetings also reviewed issues of common interest that support the security and stability of the region, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
The Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense also held a meeting with the US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.
Upon his arrival at the Pentagon, the Deputy Minister of Defense reviewed the Guard of Honor.
After that, Prince Khalid and Esper held a meeting during which the bilateral relations and the enhancement of the existing strategic cooperation between the two countries as well as the opportunities of developing them were reviewed.
The meeting especially discussed the military aspects, enhancing defense capabilities and deepening bilateral partnership in accordance with the Kingdom's Vision 2030.
The meeting also reviewed with the latest regional and international developments, including combating terrorism and extremism, countering Iran’s destabilizing hostile practices in the region and joint efforts within the framework of the initiative to protect international navigation as well as the ongoing efforts of the coalition forces in supporting the legitimacy of the Republic of Yemen.
Moreover, the two sides discussed a number of issues of common interest and the mechanisms of coordination towards them so as to enhance security and stability in the region.
The meeting was attended by Princess Reema Bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Ambassador to the United States of America and the official delegation accompanying the Deputy Minister of Defense.
Upon leaving for the Kingdom, the Deputy Minister of Defense was seen off by Princess Reema and a number of officials.